Latest news on Akiko Shikata’s Ar-Tonelico III solo album: title, tracklist, and limited edition bonus

Akiko Shikata … but still no cover art.

Some news on Akiko’s solo album to come on Sep 29. Thanks to her official page, we know a bit more about this release… So finally, unlike what I wrote here last week, it’s not gonna be a best of. It will feature 6 new tracks, including the eponymous song 謳う丘 ~Ar=ciel Ar=dor~ which seems to be the extended version of 謳う丘~Harmonics TILIA~.

志方あきこ – 謳う丘~Ar=ciel Ar=dor~ / Akiko Shikata -Utau Oka~Ar=ciel Ar=dor~
Published by Frontier Works
Release Date: 2010, September 29

Here’s the final tracklist:

1.謳う丘 ~Ar=ciel Ar=dor~ / Utau Oka~Ar=ciel Ar=dor~
2~5.各神話イメージソング / Kakushinwa Image Song
6.Ec Tisia ~Tarifa~

The limited edition (ref. FCCM-0327) will come with an A5 Ar-Tonelico booklet for 円2625 (duh. I was sure expecting something more exciting, but I’m still getting this version no matter what~) 😛
Of course, a regular edition will also be available (FCCM-0328). It will be a little cheaper (円2100), with no bonus.

For the rest and more info about Akiko’s orgel album 虹色クレヨン that was released yesterday in Japan, check out my old post.

Song of the week #2

After Chihiro Onitsuka, something different, but still folk-ish. This week I chose a Canadian band, Great Lake Swimmers. The fantastic song Your Rocky Spine is from their album Ongiara (2007). Very nice band! This song is my favorite of theirs, but I strongly recommend their albums -they’re worth it.

Song of the week #1

“Ibara no Umi” (Sea of Thorns) by folk singer-songwriter Chihiro Onitsuka. From the album This Armor (2002)

I came across this song just a few days ago and I’m mesmerized by its soothing beauty… so pure and dreamlike.